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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 4, 2010 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-02-28 dark star

In my opinion 2/28/69 is the best show of the four, but I dont think the Dark Star can hold a candle to performance on the preceeding night. If there is a more emotive Dark Star than 2/27/69, I have not heard it...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-02-28 dark star

This is exactly what gets me about the five min or so of 9-19 prior to the second verse...I have yet to hear one that can give me that little chill, almost "tear to your eye" kind of feel...I am now SO biased though, that I think so much of that one, and have heard it so often, that it is hard to be objective if that makes sense...just like a song that you heard at one key moment of your life, some emotional setting, somehow the DS of 9-19, from the 19-22' min mark or so (following, of course, a nice seque from space to jam,all of which begins at the 13' mark or so, but is not the sublime, softly played notes that I speak of) just grabs me know as if I had heard it in the background the first time I saw my wife, etc., etc.

Not necessarily the whole DS, but that section can't be beat for me, in precisely the fashion you allude to, CLIFF...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 4, 2010 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-02-28 dark star

Alrighty...just spent the afternoon comparing the two: have to agree, I'd go with 2-27...but...I'd still pick, for me alone perhaps, 9-19-70, as having more of a sorrowful sound, but I do admit that the interlude of insect noise is something altogether absent from the Fillmore Run shows...

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Feb 4, 2010 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-02-28 dark star

I love the insect noise from 9-19. I don't know how they figured out how to manipulate feedback like that, but it's pretty fucking amazing.

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-02-28 dark star

I can't argue with that. I agree that 2/27 is definitely a fuller, more expansive covering, and of course I'm biased by a lifetime of listening to Live/Dead.

I think 2/28 is worth multiple listenings, though - it has a hell of a lot going on.